Workshop To Focus On Forest Management Wildlife

Linda Benedict, Shilling, Charles L., Merrill, Thomas A.  |  4/19/2005 10:29:09 PM

News Release Distributed 07/02/04 

The LSU AgCenter and others are sponsoring a workshop in Alexandria July 21-22 that is designed to help forest landowners get the most from managing their land while also keeping thriving wildlife populations.

Sponsored by the AgCenter, the Louisiana Forestry Association and the Louisiana Society of American Foresters, the two-day workshop is dubbed "Integrating Wildlife and Intensive Forest Management. It will be held at the Louisiana Convention Center in Alexandria.

"The trend in forest management in the Southeast for the past two decades has been toward more intensive management of southern pines," said LSU AgCenter forestry professor Dr. Charles Shilling. "Although landowners want the investment returns that come with intensive forest management, many of them are reluctant to manage in a way that reduces wildlife numbers or quality.

"This workshop will focus on how to get the most returns from intensive management of the forest and still have abundant, healthy wildlife populations," said Shilling,

Shilling said the short course is designed for forest consultants, wildlife biologists, forest managers, landowners and other forestry professionals with an interest in pine plantation management.

It will feature two professors from the University of Georgia’s Daniel B. Warnell School of Forest Resources – Dr. Bruce E. Borders and Dr. Carl V. Miller. It will cover such topics as why intensively managing pine stands is important, basics of wildlife management, herbicide use in forest management, managing wildlife food plots and much more.

The deadline to register is July 15, and the $225 registration fee includes participation in the course, as well as some meals and breaks. For more details or to register, contact Shilling at (225) 578-4192 or cshilling@agcenter.lsu.edu.

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Contact: Charles Shilling at (225) 578-4192 or cshilling@agcenter.lsu.edu
Writer: Tom Merrill at (225) 578-2263 or tmerrill@agcenter.lsu.edu

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